Gautam Rao received his Ph.D. in Economics from UC Berkeley in 2014, and is presently a post-doctoral research fellow at Microsoft Research Labs, New England. He joined the Department of Economics at Harvard as an Assistant Professor in July 2015 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2019. Gautam's research brings insights from psychology to bear on topics in economics, particularly topics relevant to developing countries. Recent projects include studying how mixing rich and poor students in schools in India affects social preferences and behaviors, how citizens are motivated to vote by social image concerns, and how innovative financial contracts can help patients with hypertension overcome their self-control problems in rural India. In addition to working in behavioral and development economics, he has secondary interests in political and labor economics.
Kenneth Rogoff writes on international macroeconomics and financial crises. His publications include Foundations of International Macroeconomics (with Maurice Obstfeld) and This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly (with Carmen Reinhart). From 2001-2003, he served as chief economist at the International Monetary Fund.... Read more about Kenneth Rogoff